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Chuuk Lagoon, Weno, Federated States of Micronesia
Chuuk Lagoon, Weno, Federated States of Micronesia

Chuuk Lagoon

Chuuk is renowned for its wreck diving. The PADI Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving lists four "Meccas" of wreck diving, and Truk Lagoon is one of the four. In 1944 the US Navy conducted Operation Hailstone, the largest surface bombing campaign in history, wiping out a Japanese fleet stationed at the island.
Photo by Marek Okon

MICRONESIA

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MICRONESIA

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    Capital:Palikir

    Location:Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia

    Currency:United States Dollar (USD)

    Area:702 sq km

    Population:101,675 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:English (official and common language), Chuukese, Kosrean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi

    Religion:Roman Catholic 54.7%, Protestant 41.1% (includes Congregational 38.5%, Baptist 1.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 0.8%, Assembly of God 0.7%), Church of Jesus Christ 1.5%, other 1.9%, none 0.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+11

    Tel Code:+691

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